The Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). The Concorde remains one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service. Among other destinations, Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights from London Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK and Washington Dulles; it profitably flew these routes in less than half the time of other airliners. While commercial jets take eight hours to fly from New York to Paris, the average supersonic flight time on the transatlantic routes was just under 3.5 hours. The Concorde was first flown in 1969, entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years. It was retired in 2003 due to a general downturn in the aviation industry after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
This specific model is painted in the Air France paint scheme. Air France is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France (north of Paris). As of 2011, Air France serves 35 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 156 destinations in 91 countries.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly molded from pressure cast composite resin by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/100 Scale Model
- 10.25 Inch Wingspan
- 24.5 Inch Length
- Material Resin Composite